Lecturer in Foreign Language
Language Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Chair
M.A. Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania
Claudia Baska Lynn is Undergraduate Chair, Language Program Coordinator, and Lecturer of Foreign Languages. She received her M.A. in Germanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. Since 2005, she has taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced German culture and Language courses. Most summers, Claudia teaches German language courses for the international summer university program, FUBiS, at the Freie Universität Berlin. In recent years, several initiatives have originated from her teaching practice and pedagogical interests in research-grounded instruction, service-learning, as well as educational technologies. She is the co-author with Sibel Sayılı-Hurley of a content-based textbook, Bewegungen, for intermediate German that is informed by an intercultural perspective as well as insights from Second Language Acquisition research and Sociolinguistics. Bewegungen is currently piloted at the University of Pennsylvania and won the Language Teaching Innovation Grant at the University of Pennsylvania in 2016. Twice a year, she andSibel Sayılı-Hurley organize an exchange for students in GRMN 104 with German volunteers of Action Reconciliation Service for Peace. Claudia has presented on various topics including Digital Humanities and Intercultural Learning at national and regional conferences such the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Convention, ACTFL and the German Studies Association Conference, GSA. Please contact Claudia if you have questions concerning the Language Placement Test, transfer credit/credit away from other language programs, or if you would just like to chat about the many opportunities offered at the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures.